23 Jul Is anyone aware of a downloadable version of the Spyderco Sharpmaker instructional video? Mine came with a VHS copy of the instructions. 9 Dec So I went back to the Sharpmaker’s manual and noticed it mostly talked about the 40 deg. setting. “Hmmm,” I thought to myself, “I wonder if. 17 Dec I am getting an older sharpmaker ready to sell and I cannot find the manual. I checked in the I’ve got this older Spyderco manual [​IMG].

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This feels right to me. That’s a big reason why I thinned out my Native so radically, to see if S30V can handle that thin of an angle without having problems.

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I found it on youtube, it’s about 2: But for many types of cutting, it is provable through cutting experiments that a thinner edge sharpma,er last longer! Be Patient If your sharpening task involves a very dull or damaged blade it can take a l-o-n-g time to get the edge where you want it. Too fine; and you may not get the edge you are working for. I just sharpened my Native flat to the stone, at 7 or so degrees!


Get lighter on the last strokes. Use very light pressure on last few passes. Further, at least the links show, so if you prefer you can paste them in directly to the address bar without the media codes at either end, i. The Sharpmaker is made for the general market, although it is effective enough for the “afi” market as well.

This is a fast way to ruine your tip and the lines of your blade. Get a jeweler’s loupe or kid’s microscope that has a light.

In the case where the steel just can’t handle it, then indeed the 40 degree or thicker edge in general will last longer. Share This Page Tweet.

Spyderco Sharpmaker-30 deg or 40 deg?

This is when it may be advisable to attach it to a large piece of wood or bench. Do you already have an account? You must log in or sign up to reply here. Please let me know if I have missed any. In shxrpmaker approach are you sitting, standing, at what level is the Sharpmaker relative to your body, etc.?

The cleaner the stones are the better and spyderci consistant that they abrade the metal. Board index All times are UTC If the tip slips off the stone, it’s guaranteed to get rounded.


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Own or have owned: Dec 9, 3. You do realize you answered a five year old question, right? Spyderco Sharpmaker deg or 40 deg? Don’t Drag Your Tip Don’t drag the tip off the flat surface of rods.

This could take a while. Don’t Strop Till You Drop Don’t strop with too much pressure, too often, or when the edge is already crazy sharp. Hi EDCeeker, 40 degrees is recommended for all edges, “in general”. Users browsing this forum: Knives at 40 degrees will hold an edge longer, but 30 degrees will be sharper. Thanks for the link.

Spyderco Forums Skip to content. Those that are interested enough in shzrpmaker to participate in forums are usually seeking greater depth in their information, than the “general” market. However, while it’s somewhat counter intuitive to me, the 40 degree micro bevel seems to radically improve my edges over my earlier attempts to go with a 30 degrees bevel with no micro bevel.